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Community Development
Responsibilities and Services
The Community Development Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment for residents and the business community. The department's primary function is to oversee property development and land use activities in the city.

Planning Commission
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Building Safety reviews construction plans, tracks interdepartmental reviews, issues permits, and provides inspections to ensure code compliance.

Neighborhood Enhancement services include initiating and managing code enforcement actions and supporting the Sustainable City Committee

Oilfield Services
enforces noise, safety, and appearance provisions fo the Oil Code.

Planning Services
  • Providing staff support for the Planning Commission
  • Providing technical assistance regarding the rules and regulations for the development of private property
  • Reviewing and managing development projects consistent with the provisions of the General Plan and Municipal Code
  • Provide information on housing and population estimates. You may also visit the State Department of Finance.

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 Community Development
 2175 Cherry Ave.
 Signal Hill, CA  90755
 Ph: (562) 989-7340
 Fx: (562) 989-7391
Please note that the Community Development and Building Departments will be CLOSED on February 19th.

 Monday through Thursday
 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday through Friday 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Afternoon available by 
appointment only.
will be conducted:

Thursday 2/15: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 2/16: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 2/20: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wedneday 2/21:  8:00am - 11:00am
Thursday 2/22:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday 2/23:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please call or email at least 24 hours in advance to 
(562) 989-7348 or   and leave the job address.  
(the City does not issue building permit numbers)

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